The First Annual "Buffalo Day at Chautauqua" was held Monday, August 9, 2010. Signage from The Buffalo News along with the president of Chautauqua Institution, Thomas Becker, proclaimed the event and welcomed over 5000 in attendance during announcements in the Amphitheater, before introducing Ken Burns as the 10:45 AM featured speaker for the day. Later, at 4 PM, Mike Sullivan, representing Chautauqua Institution, welcomed a standing room only crowd of over 200 at the Hall of Christ. Mary Roberts, Ex. Dir. of the Martin House Restoration Corp. gave a 20 minute presentation bringing the audience up to date with the project. Paul Lamont, the producer of the PBS presentation, "Frank Lloyd Wright's Buffalo," provided insights into the making of the nationally aired production by WNED. A lively Q&A session followed the one hour video. WNED gave permission to record the audio portion of this video. Thank you to all who participated and made this day possible.
Sponsors of the event included The Center for the Study of Art, Architecture, History & Nature (C-SAAHN), The Martin House Restoration Corp., WNED, The Buffalo News, and Chautauqua Institution. -- By Dennis Galucki